I took the 6am train from Edinburgh and got into London just before 11am. At the train station, I met Charlotte and Diane from the Sew Weekly Sewing Circle. We headed over the V&A where together we were a group of 14 fabulous sewists plus one mum! Not only that but we had each wore a colour-coordinated theme of red, white and blue to celebrate this next week's theme of Rule, Britannia! at the Sew Weekly.
I am going to do a guest post tomorrow on the Sew Weekly about the meet-up. So definitely check there for the fun details of the day with loads more photos! I do, however, have to show you the BEST photo ever taken by Charlotte's Mum (thank you Charlotte's mum for taking all these lovely photos) on Diane's camera:
The pigeon wanted in on the fun. But as the other Charlotte mentioned, she didn't follow the colour scheme ;) First a big thank you to Charlotte from the Sew Weekly Sewing Circle for helping to coordinate the Sew Weekly meet-up!!! I had such a fabulous time!
Well, it gets better because when we were originally planning a meet up, Karen from Did you Make That was also planning a meet-up and did a post suggesting the SAME day! How fabulous is that???
So the second part of the day involved meeting-up with a load of other sewing bloggers for the Goldhawk Road Fabric Fandango --10-12 fabric stores, 38 + sewists, 1 bar....who could ask for more?
By chance, we actually met up in the Goldhawk Road tube station....there were giggles and hugs galore. In fact, as Karen and I lunged for each other to hug, some poor passerby almost got caught between us! hahahhaha
Tilly and the Buttons took the photo above. Look at all of us chatting away!!
Isn't it funny to meet people you've only known through blogs? When I saw Charlotte from Tuppence Ha'Penny coming down the street, I yelled "Charlotte" and she yelled "Debi"....like long lost friends! I actually think Charlotte and I probably knew each other in the 40's ;)
Thanks to Sofia from the Needle Diaries for taking the photo above and the ones below!
I literally made the dress on Friday (from cutting out to sewing in the sleeves at 4am on Saturday) and was finishing sewing it up on the train (hemming, tacking facing and sewing buttons). I actually, ahem, didn't go to sleep at all. All the sewing madness and I was so excited for the meet-up! :) I'll do another post on the details of the dress--but it's from a 1940 McCall pattern AND it has a hood lined in union jack material!
Handmade Jane and Winnie from Scruffy Badger.
The other fabulous part was running into everyone in the fabric stores! Seriously, I wish all my fabric shopping was with my 40 new best friends!
Did you Make That in one of the jam-packed fabric shops!
After some fabulous shopping and pattern swapping, I then got on the 6pm train back to Edinburgh and arrived just after 11pm. Phew! Talk about whirlwind. I seriously think we need to plan a weekend extravaganza sometime soon! Next time I'll definitely spending the night in London!
Karen put together a list of all the sewists in the fabric fandango meet-up and I've added all the Sew Weekly ladies for this amazing list of folks that were all there!
This was the week of meet-ups as I also had the chance to meet up with Elise who blogs at Chez Napier on Monday in Edinburgh! That was such a fun time as well....fabric shopping, charity shops and tea! Elise, I can't wait to following the fruits of your labour over the next year!
Ladies...this was too much fun! I'm already thinking towards the next fabulous meet-up! I hope it's soon!!!